Thursday, October 11, 2012

1K Wave screenings at the Royal Cinema, Oct 11-13

pUNK films & The Royal present the $1000 Feature Film Challenge Screenings - 1K WAVE - October. 11, 12, and 13, at The Royal. Purchase ADVANCE TICKETS.

On May 22, Ingrid Veninger (pUNK Films Inc.) and Stacey Donen (The Royal/Theatre D) initiated the $1000 Feature Film Challenge for Toronto-based filmmakers. Amazingly, 34 filmmaking teams took up the Challenge. Five were selected.

On June 25, 2012, the five $1000 feature films were green-lit for production and Toronto’s 1K WAVE was born. The films were shot in July/August, editing and post-production happened in August/September, and now the films will be presented over three nights at The Royal on October 11th, 12th and 13th - featuring Filmmaker Q&A’s.

* 50% of the Box Office Revenue will fuel the next $1K Feature Challenge.  All screenings at The Royal. 608 College Street.

Night 1: Thursday, October 11th at 9:15pm
Written by Nadia Litz
Produced by Nadia Litz, Michel Kandinsky, Philip Riccio
Directed by Nadia Litz and Michel Kandinsky
Two Torontonians agree to meet at a hotel in Tucson, known for its nefarious associations to bank robber John Dillinger in this funny and tender story of true love told through infidelity.

Night 2: Friday, October 12th at 7:00pm
Written by John Board
Produced by John Board, Jim Donovan
Directed by John Board and Hector Centeno
Legendary 1st AD, John Board (worked with David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Louis Malle), delves into this personal documentary, an exploration of 'modern' medicine and alternative treatments, including bee sting therapy, in an effort to cure his own cancer.

Night 2: Friday, October 12th at 9:15pm
Written, Produced, Directed by Brett Butler and Jason Butler
In this dark comedy, a husband refuses to deal with the death of his wife, and ends up dealing with everything else that pisses him off instead. Prolific No-Budget filmmakers, the Butler Brothers present their latest Butler Brew.

Night 3: Saturday, October 13th at 7:00pm
Written by Ben Roberts and Rick Roberts
Produced by Ben Roberts, Sam Peters, Jaek Eastcott
Directed by Ben Roberts
17-year-old high school student and first time feature writer/director Ben Roberts stars with his real-life father, Rick Roberts (Smilin' Jack: The Jack Layton Story), in this one-night father-son odyssey, where hidden family secrets surface unexpectedly.

Final Presentation Night 3: Saturday October 13th at 9:15pm
Liquid Handcuffs: the un-making of METHADONIA
Written and Directed by John L’Ecuyer
Produced by John L’Ecuyer and Colin Brunton
Weaving production and behind-the-scenes footage from his $1k work-in-progress Methadonia, and a live conversation with Ingrid Veninger, filmmaker John L’Ecuyer calls into question the merit of undertaking a no-budget challenge. A one-time-only “live-documentary” special event.

Ingrid Veninger and Stacey Donen executive produced and mentored each project through completion.

Tickets for each film is $10 or $30 for all five presentations. To purchase advance tickets:

Full Festival:

at The Royal box office

Hotel Congress:
at The Royal box office

Me, the Bees and Cancer:

Mourning Has Broken:


Liquid Handcuffs:

A limited amount of tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office on the day of each screening.


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